Wizz Air begins Bacau base, its eighth in Romania

Wizz Air begins Bacau base, its eighth in Romania

Wizz Air opened its eighth base, and 11th airport, in Romania on 29 October.

Wizz Air opened its eighth Romanian base – at Bacau – on 29 October.

This becomes its 11th airport in the country, from which the ULCC has five initial destinations: Billund, Catania, Luton, Memmingen, and Rome Fiumicino.

Come January, Wizz Air will have 12 routes with the addition of Bologna, Brussels Charleroi, Larnaca, Liverpool, Milan Bergamo, Turin, and Venice. Note: Venice service later moves from Marco Polo to Treviso.

Bacau’s only other operator is Blue Air, which is a long-standing airline at the airport.

The two carriers will compete directly to Larnaca, Luton, Milan Bergamo, Rome Fiumicino, and Turin.  They’ll also compete indirectly to Brussels and Munich.

Whether the pair continue to compete directly to Luton is unclear, given Blue Air is moving (at least?) Bucharest to Heathrow.

Wizz Air replaces Blue Air to Liverpool (which operated between 2015 and earlier in 2020) and Bologna (a well-established route, operating for years until 2020).

Wizz Air begins Bacau base, its eighth in Romania

A number of routes have understandably been pushed back because of coronavirus. But come January, all of the following should be in operation. Venice later switches from Marco Polo to Treviso.


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